Maslenitsa 2018: traditions of the second day of celebration
All the rituals and traditions of the second day of the Pancake Week: what is the name of Tuesday for, and what customs exist on this day, read our material.
Today is celebrating the second day of Maslenitsa. Of course, the main thing is that pancakes according to the company recipes of housewives are baked on this day, as well as the whole week. Each hostess wants to surprise her guests not only with the subtlety of dough, but also with an unusual filling for pancakes. On the second day of Shrovetide, on Tuesday it was traditionally customary to treat each other with pancakes and cakes, as well as to guess at them.
The second day of Shrovetide belongs to the Narrow Shrovetide, which will last until Wednesday, so these days it is still possible to do business. But on Thursday, it is supposed to begin wide celebrations that will last until February 18. And since Monday, February 19, the strictest fast of the year will begin - Lent.
The second day of the Pancake Week - Game
The second day of the Pancake Day is popularly called the Over-Play.At the beginning of Shrovetide week, our ancestors thought more about family values than about festivities. Therefore, the older generation in a joking way ashamed of the careless young people, who still do not choose their half, to go down the aisle. To this end, special pads with ribbons were tied to the bachelors so that “frivolous” could be seen from afar. There was very few people who liked this kind of decoration, because, as a rule, they bought off treats from it.
Traditions of the second day of Shrovetide
By tradition, on the second day of Shrovetide, ice mountains were erected on the central square, where everyone could ride from the heart. It was decided to ride on a sled in pairs, the guys moved out with the girls for whom they cared, so it was possible to show their sympathy and intentions with "all honest people." Near the slides, platforms were set up for the performance of buffoons and, of course, benches with a myriad of treats.
The game was also dedicated to young families and a matchmaker for those who go to the altar after Easter. Newlyweds decided to “show themselves” to go on a visit to all those who were guests at their wedding: “I will harness a black horse, put a young godfather.Shrove happy, get far. " There was also another custom, when friends came to the young people who were married last year and their husbands undressed their husbands, sprinkled them with snow until the young mistress bought him food.